From #992 - This Fuel Altered car, the Winged Express, ran an impressive 7.29 at 207.00mph at the 1968 Pomona NHRA Winternationals.
But in the same event two years later, driver Wild Willie Borsch must have seemed stunningly impressive to photographer Bob Mc Clurg.
Based on Cape Cod, driven by Todd Veney, the 3500hp Hemi won the 2012 NHRA Eastern Region title.
Our buddy Tommy Howell was there, actually underneath the car with tools checking on a couple of things when no one was looking.
The track had gone to open competition in its top division, and the field was mixed.
In the famous Snap 6, an Edmunds sprint car, was Jim Martel, a highly regarded veteran from Massachusetts, who continued on to a stellar career.
Apparently fumes from fuel in George Barringers car were ignited by a torch being used in the next stall.
Fire trucks were unable to access the inferno quickly because of the huge crowds, and half of one of the two garage structures was completely destroyed.
Were leaving for the GATORNATIONALS in Gainesville in just a couple of days.But there never has been anyone who has failed twice. Maybe it was due to the cold drizzle that had met incoming fans the night before or maybe it was the national worry about Hitlers action in Europe.In any case, just as lines formed at the ticket booths, a huge fire swept through the garages.Now the biggest difference from one car to another was the paint job.Photo and Caption from #990 Heres a beefy Bob Smith out of Columbus, Ohio, wheeling this Lawless 66 flyweight small block at the old West Virginia International Speedway in Ona in 1964. The next year he won the Wynns Invitational at Ona handily in a Lawless pavement roadster.